| PESHAWAR, Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan Right after owning been declared lifeless many moments in the earlier, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an air strike in northern Afghanistan, officers of the militant group confirmed on Monday.
Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was a person of 3 fighters killed in a weekend strike by an unmanned plane, a senior Taliban official in the province informed Reuters, on issue of anonymity to guarantee his basic safety.
“He was on a journey a number of days ago and stopped at a residence at Dashte Archi town when the drone fired missiles,” reported the official.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed Akhund’s death in a statement.
A U.S. armed service spokesman reported an American warplane had carried out a strike in Kunduz on Sunday, but the command did “not have affirmation of the final results”.
The strike killed Akhund and 8 other Taliban, reported Sher Aziz Kamawal, a senior police commander in northern Afghanistan.
Akhund, who oversaw the Taliban offensive that briefly seized Kunduz town in 2015, had previously been claimed lifeless many moments by Afghan officers.
This time nevertheless, his apparent death was confirmed by top rated Taliban officers, including a commander in the eastern province of Khost.
“It can be part of our lifestyle,” the commander informed Reuters. “We are proud to validate that he was martyred for a induce.”
(Creating by Josh Smith Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez)